Hey girls! Hope everyone’s had a good Monday. I figured out today that I start school two weeks from Wednesday. Now is that scary or what?!
Here’s where the title comes in…
After finishing a delicious, protein-filled snack, my mother asked me a question. “Do you ever eat anything that’s just not good for you? I still worry about you.”
My first response was, of course, yes. I got mad, and honestly as I write this I am still a little irked. So, as I always do when something’s not right, I went outside and shot around. As I thought about it, you know, I really do. The thing is, she’s just never there to see it! No seriously, whenever I jump out of my normal eats it’s usually with friends, at a sleepover, or at a party. All of which she’s not there. At home I eat what I would consider very healthily. What kind of got on my nerves is that she said this after having been at camp and eaten mac and cheese, grilled cheese on white bread, pb and j’s on white bread, crappy pizza, skittles, and a slushy. But in all honesty, she didn’t know that I ate all that stuff. It’s not like I announce everything I eat and go over my meals for that day! I’m not gonna lie, I didn’t enjoy many of those foods, but I did enjoy the mac and cheese and skittles 😀 I think these two weeks have really thrown me out of a loop. I was THROWN out of my comfort zone, which in retrospect was possibly a good thing. I look back upon the couple weeks before camp and realized I hadn’t been eating practically anything out of my norm. Was I being restrictive?? NO. While in school and hanging out with friends, having parties, going out to sleepovers, I definitely ate more things like that. Not a lot by any means, but the occasional oreo-bon-bon (OMG SO GOOD!) while watching a sleepover type things. I think I’ve possibly starting thinking too much. Here are some realizations and thoughts I have come to:
Life is short, have the occasional piece of pie and enjoy it. Savor it.
Challenge yourself this week to say YES when that cookie is offered to you.
The top-most section of the food pyramid is there for a reason. It doesn’t say NEVER, nor does it say ALWAYS, it says occasionally.
You should never feel guilty or shameful over what you eat. Don’t let food rule your life. Food is necessary to live. Food is a part of life, but living life and having fun is more important.
When did this world decide that when you eat a dessert you are being “bad?” That’s truly ridiculous. Have your cake and EAT IT TOO!
There are no “good” or “bad” foods. Some foods may have more nutritional value than others, but they all offer something. (found this here after searching healthy eating quotes)
"Be not anxious for what you shall eat,or what you shall drink… or what you shall wear… Isn’t life more than food?… and the body more than clothing?" Luke 12:22;29 (found this here after searching healthy eating quotes)
"Man does not live by bread alone…" Matthew 4:4
(Man also needs his peanut butter on that bread, can I get an amen? 😀 )
Question of the Day: What’s your take on all this? Do you ever worry about being “too healthy?” Do you ever let yourself have and enjoy treats?
I strongly believe in the 90/10 principle. I exercise and eat healthily about 90% of the time. The other 10%? That’s for my grandma’s deeelicious apple pie. 😀
Oh and mom if you’re reading this, I love you! And I’m glad to have a mom who cares. My mom is amazing ❤
Okay, let’s get on with the eats! YUM!
Breakfast was a reunion of a fabulous breakfast. Stove-Top Oatmeal. Ooolala! Here’s what went into this bowl of yum:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 banana
- lots of cinnamon
- almond butter
- peanut butter
I did something I typically do not do. I stirred together this whole bowl. Usually I eat around the nut butter for the maximum enjoyment at the end, but I decided to switch it up. I mixed it and with every bite there was that A/B butter flava. MMM!
- 4 containers of blueberries (4/$5!!!)
- 4 containers of strawberries (4/$%!!!)
- organic Fuji Apples
- sweet jazz apples
- organic spinach
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 avocado
- 3 containers Oikos Greek Yogurt
- Dried Prunes
- Special Dark Cocoa (yesss!)
- Skippy Natural Peanut Butter
- Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream/ FROYO
- Some sort of bread from the bakery (like flax and bran—it’s incredible!)
Naturally, we had to use the bread in today’s lunch. I have to take the credit because I came up with the idea of what to do with it. We topped each slice with hummus, tomato, and provolone/pepperjack (for my mom) cheese. Put it under the broiler for a minute or two and VOILA! Yummy! Had it with a sliced plum and some PB+Prunes. Twas delicious! My mom came home from Wal-Mart (I think it was Wal-Mart…) with an awesome new find! Look look look!
Isn’t that awesome?? It has a place for your lettuce, toppings, and condiments! Perfect! The perfect lunch to bring to school!
After getting some summer reading done, I was off to the gym. Here was my workout:
- 10 minutes Biking
- Leg Work:
- Hamstring: 5 sets of 10 (50 pounds)
- Leg Press: 3 sets of 10 (110 pounds)
- Forget the Name (you lie down on your stomach, and bring your feet near your butt: 3 sets of 10 (40 pounds)
- Hip Adduction: 8 sets of 12 (130/135 pounds)
- Hip Abduction: 8 sets of 12 (130/135 pounds)
- Calve: 3 sets of 15 (115 pounds)
- Knee Strengthening Moves+Wall Squats from C&K Routine
- Ab Work:
- 100 crunches on super small workout ball (makes it lots more challenging—love it!!)
- Side to Side motion with feet up in air and exercise ball (6 lbs.) 3 sets of 25,20, and 15
- Plank with medicine ball (1 minute)
- 10 minutes Elliptical
- Foam Roller and Stretching
Was a wonderful workout! I miss doing arm work so badly though! Can’t wait until my wrist has 100% healed! Speaking of my wrist, thank you for all the sweet comments regarding it. 🙂 It’s feeling LOTS BETTER. So I’m most likely going to keep resting it. I am thinking I just sprained it.
I think some of you misunderstood what I meant by this no-sugar week. I’m not literally having no sugar, I’m just making an extra effort to eat healthier. Madison mentioned that for everyone it means something different. For me, it means eating a little bit cleaner and staying away from
crack err…i mean frozen yogurt, sticking to fruits and veggies, etc. You get it 😉
Verse of the Day: Matthew 11:28
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
I don’t know about you, but that verse is so comforting to me!
Well ladies, I’ve got some more reading to do. But I’ll do that later 🙂
Hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!